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Mara is the creative director of Moorish Gypsy Dance Company in Cary, NC. Her specialty is Arab-Spanish Fusion and Gypsy style Bellydance. As an educator, her primary goal is preserving cultural dance and history, while promoting a positive and healthy body image for woman and young girls.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Thanks to Amani Jabril!! 2011

A special thanks to the lovely Amani Jabril for a wonderful workshop and show!  Clearly you are passionate about dance and enjoy sharing your knowledge about the people, the culture, the music and it's movements with us........  I am also grateful to my friends and family who supported this event.  Winter Solstice could not be possible without you...  Much love to all    Mara~ Moorish Gypsy 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter Solstice with Amani Jabril

Greeings everyone and thanks for visiting my site.........

If you click on Amani Jabril's photos to the right, you will go straight to the Triangle Bellyance Meetup Group where you can view all information related to Winter Solstice. I am the Organizer of this Meetup. The evening show is at a private location in Cary, NC. If you are interested in taking the workshop or attending the show, please email me personally and I will forward a registration form and the address......... Thanks! Mara moorishgypsy@aol.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mediterranean Shawl Dance

Mediterranean shawl dance to "Never on Sundays" at the Blue Moon Winter Hafla in Durham ~ November 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ansuya Gala Show ~ Sept 2010

Veil & Drum Solo dance from Eddie Kochak at the Ansuya Gala Event.  St. Augustine College in Raleigh

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gypsy Shawl Dance

Gypsy Shawl Dance

Moorish Gypsy is preparing a beautiful Gypsy shawl dance to be performed at this year's 5th Annual Blue Moon Fundraiser at The Solution Center in Durham.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This year's fundraiser will benefit Horse and Buddy, a program that enriches the lives of people with
special needs in Wake County and surrounding areas through therapeutic horseback riding.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Zambra Mora Workshop & Lunch

Thanks to everyone who participated in this workshop.  The only thing better than the dance was the amazing Andalusian lunch my wonderful husband made for us!!  We had saffron rice, shrimp with garlic, garbanzo spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, backed apples with vanilla ice cream, oh! and let's not forget the Sangria...Ole'

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Eno Photo Memories ~ July 3, 2010

Wow! Was that fun.......... Thanks to all who participated and those who came to show support

Eno Festival 2010~Moorish Gypsy & Happy Hips

I can't begin to tell everyone what an amazing time we had at the Eno this year!!  Every body did a wonderful job.  Moorish Gypsy and Happy Hips was mentioned in the NewsObserver under "Hippie, Happy Days at the Eno".... http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/07/04/564766/a-hippy-happy-dayto-frolic-in.html

Fayetteville International Bellydance Festival June 26, 2010

Mara from Moorish Gypsy performing a Spanish skirt dance to the song, Fire Dancer

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eno Festival Update

Eno Festival 2010 ~ Moorish Gypsy and Happy Hips
Saturday, July 3, 2010 ~ River Stage ~ 1:00pm-1:45pm
Come join us as we celebrate the joy of summer and the preservation of the Eno River. Moorish Gypsy and Happy Hips will put on a 45 minute show guanteed to "shimmy your socks off"!
Simmy Contest and Prizes too! Come on down. More about the Eno River: